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Johann Peter Eckermann Quotes


German poet and author, is best known for his work Conversations with Goethe, the fruit of his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during the last years of Goethe's life.
(1792 - 1854)

A man of talent is not born to be left to himself, but to devote himself to art and good masters who will make something of him.
[Talent]
 

Invention requires an excited mind; execution, a calm one.
[Invention]
 

Wearing spectacles makes men conceited, because spectacles raise them to a degree of sensual perfection which is far above the power of their own nature.